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CHINA PICKS SINGAPORE DOLLAR AS NINTH CURRENCY TO DIRECTLY TRADE AGAINST YUAN

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 October 2014 - 10:25pm

The China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) has said that the People's Bank of China has approved direct trading of the Singapore dollar against the Chinese yuan on the interbank market. Analysts say that the move will help China to diversify its huge foreign exchange reserves, which is a pressing need for the country while Singapore will be able to build a yuan offshore centre on the island.


HOW TO SURVIVE FINANCIALLY DURING NATIONAL SERVICE

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 October 2014 - 9:41pm

The reason for this blogpost today is because of an email sent to me by J. (not his real name, duh.) Now, J was enlisting into National Service soon. As such, he asked if I had any tips for surviving in NS and what to do with his allowance. Thank you, J. 


RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA IS LYING WHEN THEY SAY SINGAPORE HAS NO WILD DOLPHINS!

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 October 2014 - 9:31pm

Last month (Sep 2014), it was reported that Resort World Sentosa's SEA Aquarium and Dolphin Island was granted accreditation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. How can an accreditated institution spread such gross misinformation about dolphins? This is just the latest in a series of recent news about captive dolphins at Resorts World Sentosa and Underwater World Sentosa.


NEA TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST FOOD STALL DESPITE 4YR OLD’S DEATH BEING JUST A “MISADVENTURE”

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 October 2014 - 9:20pm

The National Environment Agency (NEA) is going to be taking legal action against the Nasi Padang Stall at NorthPoint Shopping Centre in Yishun following reports of ‘tainted food’ which killed a 4 year old boy. Earlier, the Coroner’s Court had ruled that the 4 year old who died from food poisoning after eating at the stall had just died from a “misadventure” meaning the food stall was not liable for his death and it had not been negligent at all.


DEAR TRS, I HOPE THE GOVT WILL PRESERVE THE HISTORIC TANJONG PAGAR RAILWAY STATION

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 October 2014 - 8:49pm

Dear TRS, I read your article that The Hague has decided that Malaysia is not liable to pay the S$1.4 billion development charges on three plots of ex-railway land that was officially handed over to Singapore in 2010. The three plots of land in Tanjong Pagar, Kranji and Woodlands used to be railway land which belonged to Malaysia.


PARLIAMENT SITS NOV 3: WHAT DOES THE GOVT THINK OF #RETURNOURCPF?

ROY 31 October 2014 - 8:39pm

Parliament sits this Monday November 3 at 1.30pm. The government will be providing its account on the #ReturnOurCPF event on September 27. Questions on Ebola, healthcare costs and the poor condition of the National Stadium pitch will also be addressed. Singaporeans who are interested to attend parliament sitting are able to do so. The proceedings of parliament are open to public.


WHAT IS THE REAL STORY OF HOMELESS REFUSED TO LEAVE HDB HUB?

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 October 2014 - 8:02pm

It states that “The Housing Board (HDB) has responded to a Facebook post by an applicant who claimed that her family’s request to buy a flat has been repeatedly turned down in the last five years with no explanation given. The flat applicant, who goes by the moniker “Rose Devilrose”, said in a Facebook post on Oct 15 that the HDB assumed her family did not have enough savings.


TUITION TEACHER JAILED FOR MOLESTING SCHOOL GIRLS

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 October 2014 - 7:50pm

A private tuition teacher who molested his student in 2011 was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Thursday (Oct 30). He pleaded guilty to two of the three offences committed on the 11-year-old girl, during their weekly mathematics tuition sessions, reported The Straits Times.


SMRT SEES 75.5% INCREASE IN Q2 PROFITS BUT COMPLAINS THAT FARE BUSINESS IS “CHALLENGING”

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 October 2014 - 7:46pm

SMRT released data today on their business performance and explained that they have seen a 75.5% increase in profits in Q2 compared to the same time last year. Their total profits after tax for Q2 were $25.3 million. Total operating profit also saw a 66.5% increase to become $33.3 million part of this was due to the increased profits that they received from their fare business. Total fare-related profits came in at $5.5 million.


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